Practical ways to win in a tough job market
MIAMI, FL -- Here are some ideas that will help you to stay focused. We hope you will find the follow tips practical and helpful:
1) Smile! Step back for a moment and take a bigger picture view. Get a bit of perspective and remain grateful. If you smile more it helps you to feel more relaxed, less stressed. You will also come across to others as more likeable = hireable! 2) Get over it and get on with it! Choose to tune out some of the negative press around the gloomy job market. The more you tell yourself things are bad the worse they will seem to be. Start with the assumption that you'll (eventually) find a good role, and put your job search plan together.
3) Be seen and be heard. Do whatever you can to raise your professional profile. Work on your social media strategy and presence; participate in relevant online forums; write articles on your areas of expertise; keep growing your face-to-face network. 4) Get a grip on reality. Accept the possibility that the perfect role may not be available to you right now. You may also have to re-calibrate your salary expectations. Stay true to your longer term goals. 5) Keep at it -- persistence pays. Never give up on growing your network. Keep watching the advertised roles and putting in targeted, tailored applications.
Work smarter and land a job over the competition
LOS ANGELES, CA -- These days, to land a job over the competition, you have to work smarter. The hard part is to get your resume read by the right people at the right time. Good jobs aren't on the market very long. To succeed your resume has to be available to the employer the moment they decide to fill a position.
One easy way to be found by employers who are looking to hire someone with your skills, is to post your resume on all the top career sites and niche job boards. This is a proven, documented method of successful job searching. While it may take a fair amount of time to find and fill out the forms of all these sites, you will definitely multiply your chances of landing a job.
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How to figure out what you are worth
DENVER, CO -- Before you begin any sort of salary or compensation negotiation, first figure out the value of what you have to offer. Here's a process for figuring that what you are worth:
Make a list of all the questions you have about compensation. Be prepared to describe what you do, your prior experiences, skill set, contributions, education, similar positions at other firms, as well as your career aspirations. Figure out what you want to know about salaries, bonuses, benefits, and other compensation-related matters. Ask someone or a few people you can trust about what they think. Additionally, you could use Facebook and LinkedIn query people who would be knowledgeable about an appropriate salary range for your type of position.
Invite the people you identify to have coffee with you and talk. Be prepared and be specific with your questions. Don't be shy about it. A helpful approach is to ask "What do you think an organization would pay for this type of position?" Research. There are many great resources that can serve to inform you. The knowledge you gain will help encourage and strengthen your confidence. Do you have some favorite books or websites on which you rely? Here are a few online resources that can help you determine what people in similar positions in your field make: Vault, Glassdoor, Payscale, Salary, Indeed.
Tips on making recruiters find you faster
NEW YORK, NY -- The best recruiters out there pride themselves on being able to find you, not the other way around. So what if they haven't called yet? Do your best to get on their radar by following these tips.
Get Active on LinkedIn: Recruiters use LinkedIn more than emails. So just by being on LinkedIn you'll be able to be found by recruiters. Make sure you use the right keywords on your profile, get active in Groups and Events and you'll be targeted very quickly. Get Active on Twitter: Recruiters love Twitter as they can spray out their new roles to the market. Finding job opportunities on Twitter is very swift and takes very little effort. Follow the recruiters that you know have the positions you want by searching for your skill + recruiter + your location.
Write and get read: Many people like to write but very few get round to it and publish anything. You can write an article in your favorite industry periodical, a letter to the editor of the local newspaper, a post on your own website or blog. Write something that will get read by the right people (in this case recruiters). Get Referred: Being referred by an authority in your industry is a great endorsement for you. Even if you are not exactly what the recruiter is looking for, they will be interested in you because you have come recommended.
How to find a good recruiter in your area
NEW YORK, NY -- When looking for a job, you may want to consider working with a recruiter. Recruiters, otherwise known as headhunters or search consultants, are hired by companies to find candidates for them, and often know about unadvertised jobs.
It's important to note, that recruiters do not charge the job seeker. The company pays a fee, typically when a candidate is hired. When contacting a recruiter send a resume and cover letter just as though you were applying for a job. If a recruiter calls you, always call back - even if you are not currently job hunting. You never know when circumstances might change and you might need job search assistance.
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